Dr Scholl was created by the grandson of a cobbler and farmer, by the name of William Mathias Scholl. His expertise in foot care started as a young boy, where he learned about shoes from his grandfather. He went on to earn a medical degree in 1904, and started his own company, Dr. Scholl Inc.
Innovation and development was key to Dr. William Scholl's success, as he used his expertise in shoes combined with his medical background to develop his competitive advantage in this arena. During his lifetime, he helped develop more than 1,000 foot care products to people all around the world. Today, the makers of Dr. Scholl's products continue to advance and innovate the science of foot care to maintain the legacy of Dr. William Scholl. Dr Scholls have also expanded into innovative footwear that adopt comfort features that the consumers of today require.